President Obama is, in many ways, no different than the corrupt politicians that have inhabited democracies for ages. He desires power but has absolutely no interest in allowing his mistakes to be made common knowledge. In short, he is a revisionist.

However, thanks to a recent ruling by a federal judge, Obama will now have to live up to at least some of his wide-spread failures as Commander in Chief. In particular, this ruling has an effect on Obama's efforts to cover up the government's failures in a program known as Fast & Furious.

For any unfamiliar with the term, Fast & Furious refers to a program instituted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms that allowed marked guns to pass into the hands of cartels and gun runners. The hope was that the marked guns would be easily tracked and allow agents to arrest those who had obtained the illegal weapons.

That was the hope, at least.

In reality, Fast & Furious was a tremendous failure that ultimately resulted in more than half of the 2,000 guns disappearing. Additionally, weapons involved in the operation were found to have been later used in the murder of an Arizona border patrol agent.

Obama, for his part, has done his very best to lock up documents and records involved in the case, claiming executive privilege. That privilege was found to be purely a delaying tactic by the federal judge involved in the case, though, and Obama's administration has been ordered to release all records that it was considering off-limits.

Jason Chaffetz, a U.S. Representative from Utah, applauded the court's decision.

"While the decision doesn't give us access to all the documents, it is an important step forward. We will continue investigating until we get to the truth," Chaffetz said.

This court decision should stand as a powerful reminder to our future government leaders that, no matter their political leanings, they can't hide the truth from the American people.

h/t: The Hill

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